Thursday, October 25, 2012

SHOT Show 2013 Predictions

SHOT Show 2013 is just around the corner (January 15-18 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, NV) and folks are already prepared for the event. I will not be attending this year due to school but I will be creating another SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point just like I did last year.
My predictions from last year weren't as accurate as I would've liked but 2013 is another year. So here they are:
  1. Benelli will introduce barreled actions in different gauges for their modular Vinci platform to included magazine tubes
  2. Crimson Trace will expand their LightGuard line of products to fit the Beretta 92/96/M9 series of pistols
  3. The introduction of several new pistol caliber carbines
  4. Savage Arms will bring a modular chassis system for their rifles to market
What are your predictions?


  1. 1) Springfield XDs in 9mm and .40
    2) S&W Shield in .40 possibly .45

  2. The Shield is already on sale in .40 cal. I predict some new electronic optics, more low-power variable power combat rifle optics and lots of gear in the new camo patterns in relation to the Army's solicitation for new patterns

  3. We'll definatly see more patterns on guns. I also have no doubt that there will be a continued interest in small carry guns.

  4. I can see more manufacturers developing rifles with quick barrel conversions.

  5. Browning Micro in .17 Hornet.

  6. Any Benelli or Franchi Affinity in 20 ga. true left hand configuration to chase Chukar. 12 gauge is too much gun to carry. I don't want a converted safety gun either. Currently using first gen. SBE in left hand, but would love to get under six lbs. in a semi auto. Anyone who hunts them knows what I am talking about.

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